What is Digital India?

Digital India is a initiative by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make India a digitally blossoming country. His vision is to help each individual grow digitally. It was launched on 1 July 2015.

In a conference Shri Narendra Modi Ji said the following words laying great emphasis on Digital India:

  1. I  dream of a digital India where 1.2 billion connected Indians drive  innovation.
  2. I  dream of a digital India where knowledge is strength and empowers  people.
  3. I  dream of a digital India where access to information knows no barriers.
  4. I  dream of digital India where government proactively engages with  citizens on social media.
  5. I  dream of a digital India where government is open and governance is  transparent.
  6. I  dream of digital India where quality healthcare reaches right upto the  remotest areas through e-health care.
  7. I  dream of digital India where quality education reaches most  inaccessible areas and is driven by digital learning.
  8. I  dream of digital India where technology ensures that government and  citizen interaction is incorruptible.
  9. I  dream of digital India where farmers are empowered with real time  information and connected to global markets.
  10. I  dream of digital India where we have mobile enabled emergency services  to personal security.
  11. I  dream of digital India where cyber security becomes an integral part of  national security.
  12. I  dream of digital India where there is mobile and e-banking for  financial inclusion.
  13. I  dream of digital India where e-commerce drives entrepreneurship.
  14. I  dream of digital India where the world looks to India for the next big  idea.
  15. I  dream of digital India where citizens are empowered citizens.

The programme has 3 visions primarily :
1. Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Indian citizen.
2. Governance and Services on Demand.
3. Digital Empowerment of Citizens.

There are 9 pillars on which the project Digital India is based :

  1. Broadband Highways.
  2. Universal Access to Phones.
  3. Public Internet Access Programme.
  4. E-Governance – Reforming government through Technology.
  5. eKranti – Electronic delivery of services.
  6. Information for All.
  7. Electronics Manufacturing – Target NET ZERO Imports.
  8. IT for Jobs.
  9. Early Harvest Programmes.

 

 

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